Sheela Basrur

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: Canadian health administrator who served as Chief Medical Officer of Health during the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto before she became Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Health, but who resigned from those positions in late 2006 to undergo cancer treatment, and who also appeared in numerous TV interviews on international networks, including CNN.

 

 

Cause of Death: Hemangiopercytoma

 

Born: October 17, 1956

 

Died: June 2, 2008

 

Location: Toronto, Canada